Water Hardness in Canada

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Water Hardness in Canada ~ Funky Fluff Blog

Water type greatly affects your cloth diaper wash routine.  Have you ever wondered if you have hard or soft water?

According to the Water Quality Association, water hardness is interpreted as:

Soft 0 – 1 grains per gallon (gpg)

Slightly Hard 1.1 – 3.5 gpg

Moderately Hard 3.6 – 7 gpg

Hard 7.1 – 10.5 gpg

Very Hard Over 10.5 gpg

Canadian Water Quality Association published a list to help Canadians identify their water type. It is a great resource, however, not all cities are listed. Please contact your municipality if you can’t find your city on the list.

***** NEWFOUNDLAND Water Hardness (grains) ***** ONTARIO Water Hardness (grains)
St. John’s 0.4 Almonte 17.5
PEI Water Hardness (grains) Amhurstburg 6.5
Charlottetown 6.8 Ancaster 19
Summerside 8.3 Arnprior 12.2
NEW BRUNSWICK Water Hardness (grains) Aurora 17
Andover 10 Azilda 12
Bathurst 5.8 Barrie 13 – 22
Campbelton 3.3 Beamsville 15.6
Chatham 2.5 Belleville 6
Dalhousie 3.3 Bracebridge 2
Edmundston 5 Brampton 24.2
Fredicton 6.5 Brantford 24
Moncton 3.1 Brockville 7.5
Newcastle 5.8 Burks Falls 10
Saint John 2.5 Burlington 9
St. Stephen 2 Carleton Place 5.5
Sussex 3.3 Cayuga 120
Woodstock 3.8 Chatham 13
NOVA SCOTIA Water Hardness (grains) Cippawa 8.6
Amherst 2.3 Clifford 15
Bridgewater 1.3 Clinton 13.2
Dartmouth 1.3 Cobalt 4
Glace Bay 1.3 Cobourg 7.5
Halifax 7.5 Cochrane 18
Inverness 1.8 Collingwood 4.5
Kentville 3.8 Copper Cliff 2
Liverpool 1.3 Cornwall 7
Lunenburg 2 Craigment 4
New Glasgow 2.5 Delhi 18
New Waterford 1.5 Deseronto 8.4
Oxford 7.8 Dryden 3.5
Picton 6.8 Dundas 17
Springhill 1.8 Dunnville 21
Sydney Mines 1.3 Elmira 29
Truro 1.8 Essex 33.4
Westville 2 Etobicoke 8
Windsor 0.8 Fonthill 15.6
Yarmouth 2.5 Fort Williams 1
QUEBEC Water Hardness (grains) Galt 22
Asbestos 4 Gannonoque 7
Ayers Cliff 5.2 Goderich 5.5
Aylmer 2.5 Grimsby 8
Beauhamois 7.5 Guelph 22
Beaupert 5.8 Hagersville 30
Beaurepre 30 Haileybury 2
Beaconsfield 19.6 Hamilton 7.5
Bois St. Paul 3 Harrow 49.8
Bouriansque 2 Hanover 13
Buckingham 2 Hawkesbury 2
Cap del la Medeleine 1.3 Hespeler 26
Chamby Canton 4 Ingersoll 24.4
Chicoutimi 1.8 Iroquois Falls 4.5
Coaticook 7 Islington 16.2
Cowansville 2 Kapuskasing 6
Donnacona 1.8 Kemptville 16.4
Dorval 3.8 Kenora 4
Drummondville 4.1 Kingston 7.5
East Angus 2 Kirkland Lake 3
Famham 2.8 Kitchener 40
Grand Mere 3.3 Lansing 21
Hull 10.7 Leamington 14
Iberville 3.5 Lindsay 8.5
Joliette 2.8 Listowel 13
Jonquiere 1 London 25
Kenogami 1.3 Lucan 13
Lachine 5.5 Lucknow 16.4
Lachute 2.3 Meaford 12
Laval des Rapids 22.4 Merritton 8.5
Lauzon 6.8 Midland 8
Levis 5.8 Mitchell 16.2
Longueuil 7.5 Matawa 5
Louisville 1.3 Mount Forest 25
Magog 4.3 New Liskeard 16
Megantic 2 Newmarket 10.5
Montebello 1.4 New Toronto 8
Montmagny 2.3 Niagara Falls 8
Montreal 7.5 North Bay 1
Murray Ray 7.5 North York Twsp. 18
Nicolet 4.5 Norwick 14
Normando 21.5 Oakville 7
Ormstown 21.6 Orillia 10
Quebec City 3.3 Oshawa 7.5
Richmond 3 Ottawa 3
Rimouski 3.3 Owen Sound 15
Rouyn 10 Paisley 19.5
St. Hyacinthe 3 Paris 20
St. Jerome 2 Parkhill 14
St. Johns 3.5 Parry Sound 4
St. Joseph d’elas 1.3 Pembroke 2
St. Lambert 6.5 Penetanguishene 7.5
Ste. Agathe des Mont 1.5 Perth 4
Ste. Anne de Bellevue 16.2 Peterborough 5
Ste. Rose 14.4 Picton 7
Ste. Scholarteque 20 Port Arthur 6
Ste. Therese 12.5 Port Colborne 7
Shaneville 14.4 Port Dover 13.2
Shawinigan Falls 1.8 Port Elgin 38.4
Sherbrooke 7.1 Port Hope 7.5
Sorel 3.5 Prescott 7
Thetford Mines 2.5 Preston 17
Trois Rivieres 1.3 Renfrew 2.5
Val d’Or 2.3 Richmond Hill 17.2
Valleyfield 7.5 St. Catharines 7
Victoriaville 4.5 St. Mary’s 22.8
Ville St. Laurent 7.8 St. Thomas 11.5
ALBERTA Water Hardness (grains) Sarnia 7
Banff 9.3 Sault Ste. Marie 3
Bow Island 12 Scarborough 8.5
Brooks 10 Seaforth 17.5
Bassario 10 Shelburne 12
Calgary 11.7 Simcoe 12
Cardston 13.8 Smith Falls 5
Colemand 9 Stratford 30
Drumheller 17.3 Strathroy 17.5
Edmonton 6.3 Sturgeon Falls 2
Granum 10.4 Sudbury 2.5
Linden 31 Tavistock 30.4
Macleod 8.5 Tecumseh 7.8
Medicine Hat 5.3 Teeswater 32
Michichi 14 Thorold 8
Olds 13.3 Tillsonburg 12
Pincher Creek 16.8 Timmins 2
Raymond 7 Toronto 7.5
Red Deer 12.3 Trenton 14
Stettler 1 Twin Province 17.5
Three Hills 8.5 Uxbridge 15.4
Trochu 25 Walkerton 8.8
Taber 16.4 Wallaceburg 6.5
Vegreville 11.8 Waterloo 28
Vermillion 12.6 Welland 8
Westaskiwin 1.8 Weston 10
SASKATCHEWAN Water Hardness (grains) Whitby 7.5
Assiniboia 62.5 Windsor 6
Biggar 24.5 Woodbridge 16.2
Canora 22 Woodroffe 22.5
Estevan 23.8 Woodstock 2.5
Fort 25.4 BRITISH COLUMBIA Water Hardness (grains)
Glidden 40 Chilliwack 8.2
Kainsach 31.5 Clinton 14
Gravelbourg 45.7 Cranbrook 6.5
Kerrobert 18.5 Dawson Creek 19.5
Komsach 72.5 Duncan 4
Maple Creek 16.5 Fernie 7.3
Lloydminster 25 Grand Falls 7
Melford 24 Kamloops 3
Melville 26.2 Kelowna 9
Moose Jaw 26.2 Kimberley 1.5
Moosomin 50.4 Ladysmith 1
North Battleford 14.8 Herritt 4.5
Prince Albert 8.8 Nanimo 4
Regina 29 Nelson 2.5
Saskatoon 15.5 New Westminster 1.3
Strasbourg 32.5 North Vancouver 1
Swift Current 13.3 Penticton 2
Weyburn 12.5 Port Alberni 5.5
Willow Bunch 31.8 Powell River 1
Yorkton 34.6 Princeton 5
MANITOBA Water Hardness (grains) Prince Rupert 1.5
Brandon 21 Prince George 4.4
Dauphin 15 Revelstoke 2
Melville 32 Rossland 2.5
Morris 25 Trail 3.9
Neepawa 17.3 Vancouver 0.3
Portage la Prairie 20 Victoria 2

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